Maintaining the integrity of WP editing and WP editors
to do with writing an encyclopedia. Responsible discussion of attacks
on either is appropriate. As for notability, what may appear on WR etc
may not be widely noticed, but what appears on slashdot is another
The only reason for hiding the truth is the fear that it might be
damaging. Now in this case anyone knowing even a little of the story
can see that the fear is wildly excessive.
So the net result is that the ignorant will thing we're evil, and the
slightly more knowledgeable will think we're cowards. I don't think
we're either--I think its the trap of trying to justify our previous
errors by insisting on repeating them, so we can pretend to ourselves
that they aren't errors.
All concealment looks suspicious, and the resort to it is
self-defeating. Had we not concealed, this discussion--which is now
permanently recorded-- also would not have occurred. So the net result
is that we have multiplied the effectiveness of the slashdot story.
On 7/30/07, Tony Sidaway <tonysidaway(a)gmail.com> wrote:
This crap has nothing to do with writing an
encyclopedia. Feel free to
remove it when and where you find it.
WikiEN-l mailing list
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, visit:
See related entry under [[AACS encryption key controversy]]. Quite
often, an attempt at suppressing something will result in its wide
distribution (this MUST be something good if someone doesn't want me to
know it!), while ignoring it will deny it attention and cause it to fade
out pretty quickly.